Submitted for Publication: March 3, 2014; final revision received June 4, 2014; accepted June 14, 2014.
Published Online: July 31, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.1338.
Study concept and design: Ahn, Chan, Koch, Califano.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Ahn, Chan, Wang, Khan, Califano.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Ahn, Zhang, Bishop, Westra, Koch, Califano.
Statistical analysis: Zhang, Wang, Califano.
Obtained funding: Koch, Califano.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Ahn, Chan, Khan, Westra, Koch, Califano.
Study supervision: Koch, Califano.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grant P50 CA19032 from the National Cancer Institute/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Head & Neck Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence.
Role of the Sponsor: The sponsor had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Previous Presentation: This research was presented at The American Society of Head & Neck Surgery Otolaryngology 2013 Annual Meeting; April 12, 2013; Orlando, Florida.